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Old 11-22-2015, 10:35 AM   #11
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Your tools can be stored in a storage bay under the bus. No need to put them under the bed in the rear. Why would you want to lift the anvil so high? The under body storage would be the right height to slide the anvil out.

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Old 11-22-2015, 11:09 AM   #12
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Depends on your height.
For some of us, the rear of the bus makes a nice place to load and unload tools.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:51 AM   #13
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I know all about using a bus to carry tools. I used one of mine as my contractor tool and material trailer before starting the conversion.

I don't want to lift a 200 pound anvil 4 feet in the air to get it into the back door of a bus.

I would rather slide it out of a storage bay 12 inches from the ground.

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Old 11-22-2015, 06:08 PM   #14
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I thought about underbody but am concerned with the height being too low. Also, I kinda need the space for the other tools and materials as well. I'm thinking of a roll out drawer constructed on inverted barn door box rail and hangers to roll the anvil and tools back out of the bus and it could create a workbench of sorts (with some fold up legs for support)for me since I'm 6'3" lol. If I go full time I'll need to condense down from an entire shed full of blacksmith tools, metal, and welding supplies to the bus so I'll need the additional space anyways. I'll give up Tv, clothes, and whole lot of other crap before I give up my tools lol. Plus, I hoss my anvil into the back of my F250 pretty often which sits 40" with tailgate down so the height doesn't bother me too much. But I appreciate the input!!! Also, My plan is to use my gas 4500 watt welder/generator as the backup generator for the bus when the solar needs a boost charging the batteries and this also needs an accessible home (gotta find a way to quiet it down tho, it's a noisy son of a... Lol). Trying to kill two or three birds with one stone and make the most of every inch of space with this project. I'm trying to get all my planning that I can done and out of the way while still searching for the right bus so I can jump on the work part with only audibles every so often. Knowing my luck I'll find the right one next week or something and not have all my plans ready lol
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:36 PM   #15
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